Is it possible that Better Call Saul season 6 is going to be the final season over at AMC? It’s certainly a conversation worth discussing … mostly because Giancarlo Esposito already did that for us.
Earlier this week, we discussed already some of the Gus Fring actor’s comments that the series will be ending following a sixth season. However, AMC has not confirmed that conversation and there doesn’t seem to be any validity to it elsewhere. Is it possible that season 6 is the final chapter of Jimmy/Saul’s story? At the moment, anything else — but this is an announcement that has to be on its own terms rather than something casually passed along in an interview.
What may actually matter more here than the season count is the episode count — that’s at least the suggestion that Rhea Seehorn (Kim Wexler) said on the subject in a new interview with TV Guide:
“Peter and Vince have said things like, ‘Wouldn’t it be fun if this had the same number of episodes as Breaking Bad? … But they said that with a grin, because I think sentimentally it’s sweet to them to bookend [the shows] that way.”
For the record, Breaking Bad ran for 62 episodes, so Better Call Saul would need to extend a season here somewhere in order for this to work — it’s either that or do some two-part event after the conclusion of season 6 that is all about Gene. If you’ve been reading here for some time, you’re probably familiar already with the notion of this — and also how we feel about it.
In the end, Seehorn says that the most important thing for the Better Call Saul producers is to try to tie together the story that they’ve figured out — really regardless of how many episodes it takes in order to figure it out:
“They know, generally, the story. They obviously know the ending because it’s Breaking Bad. I don’t think they’re set on: How many episodes does it take to tell that story? … I don’t think it’s set in stone. I think they like the idea of, ‘What if it was the same amount?’ but they’ll do whatever they have to do for the story. I know that to be true.”
We’re obviously going to have a LOT of time in order to sit around and contemplate all of this, given that Better Call Saul season 5 only recently went into production … and is probably not going to be premiering until at some point in 2020. It’ll probably be in the first half of the year, but that is still a LONG time to wait for more content regardless.
When do you think is the right time for Better Call Saul as a whole to come to a close? Be sure to share right now in the comments, and remember to come back soon for some more news regarding the series. (Photo: AMC.)